There are 4 ways to get from Geneva to Besançon by train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lausanne 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Mouchard Tgv
  3. Take the train from Mouchard to Besançon-Viotte

$65 - $95

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Besançon 111.3 miles

$13

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Dijon 759
  2. Take the bus from Dijon to Besançon Ouibus

$15 - $25

Drive  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Besançon 112.1 miles

$24 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Besançon is to rideshare which costs SFr 13 and takes 2 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Besançon is to drive which costs SFr 23 - SFr 35 and takes 2 h 11 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Besançon is 117 km. The road distance is 179.3 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Geneva to Besançon, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Besançon via Dijon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Besançon-Viotte via Lausanne and Mouchard. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Besançon.
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  • Distance: 73 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Besançon, France?

You can take a train from Geneva to Besançon via Lausanne and Mouchard in around 4 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Besançon via Dijon in around 5 h 55 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Genève to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $34
Train from Lausanne to Mouchard
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $32
1st Class
$46 - $50
SNCF
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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Mouchard to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$16 - $25
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Dijon
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Dijon to Besançon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Genève to Besançon
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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